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Shareholders’ Agreement

COVID-19 market impacts and the risk of opportunism

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a sledgehammer to stock markets, with the S&P/TSX 60 and S&P 500 each plunging approximately 20% during the first quarter of 2020. While boards and management must contend with a long list of pressing and unprecedented issues affecting business operations, they should also consider that the current drop in stock prices may fuel a wave of activism and opportunistic M&A activity once the immediate crisis subsides, and prepare accordingly.

 

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Your business and your will – Shareholders’ agreements

A Shareholders’ Agreement is a very important component of any business owner’s succession plan.

 

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Why have a shareholders’ agreement?

Ultimately, a Shareholders’ Agreement is a method of managing risk and establishing mechanisms to resolve problems before they arise.

 

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